Introductory courses

logoNameOur introductory courses offer a full experience of Association Croquet and provide an in-depth introduction to the technique, laws and tactics of the game. 

Courses follow the model laid down by the sport’s governing body, the Croquet Association. Sessions are led by York Croquet Club members each of whom is a Club Coach trained by the Croquet Association.

As well as a comprehensive introduction to Association Croquet, participants are offered every opportunity for individual guidance, support and encouragement. Places cost £65 and numbers are limited to four per course with one Club coach or eight per course with two Club Coaches.  Anyone then wishing to go on to join the Club is entitled to half price membership for the remainder of the season.

Introductory courses in 2021:

Course 1six Tuesday evenings starting Tuesday 4 May, 6.30 pm to 8 pm.  Course leaders John Harris and Dave Hudson. 

Course 2six Thursday afternoons starting Thursday 6 May, 3 pm to 4.30 pm.  Course leaders Fiona Crompton and Cathie Dance.

Course 3four Thursday evenings starting Thursday 27 May, 6 pm to 8.30 pm. Course leader Dave Hudson.

Course 4Full day, Wednesday 9 June 2021: this is run on the Club lawns in conjunction with the Northern Academy and is aimed at people already familiar with other forms of croquet (such as Golf Croquet or Garden Croquet) and who want to learn Association Croquet.  Course leaders John Harris and Dave Hudson.

Course 5three Wednesday afternoons starting Wednesday 16 June, 1.15 pm to 4 pm. Course leaders John Harris and Alison Larard.

All five courses cover a full introduction to the game and prepare participants to play this absorbing game with confidence and pleasure.

Opportunities for a one-day experience of Association Croquet are offered later in the season: please see the next section of this website for details of Play-in-a-Day in August.

To join a course, or find out more, please ring the Club Chairman, John Harris, 01904 620211, or the Secretary, Alison Larard, 01904 674699. We will be very pleased to help.  Please also ring if you may be interested in Play-in-a-Day later in the season.